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Keeping Geese

Keeping Geese Author Chris Ashton
ISBN-10 9781785000560
Release 2015-05-31
Pages 192
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Keeping Geese is a complete guide to the domesticated goose. It shows how this intelligent bird has been absorbed into different cultures throughout history, from the taming of the Greylag and the Swan goose to the exhibition of the mighty Toulouse. Written from thirty years of first-hand experience of keeping, breeding and exhibiting these birds, Keeping Geese gives an insight into their habits and behaviour. Pure breeds of geese, hand-reared, are tame, responsive and intelligent and reared well, they will give hours of interest and pleasure for life. Illustrated with over 160 photographs and diagrams, this comprehensive study of geese covers the following and much more: domestication of the goose from the wild, and development of the breeds; why keep geese - as garden pets, eggs, exhibition, table birds; getting started with geese; understanding geese - breeds, physiology and behaviour; management of adult stock; breeding, incubation and rearing goslings; recognizing and treating ailments.



Domestic Geese

Domestic Geese Author Chris Ashton
ISBN-10 186126271X
Release 1999
Pages 192
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Reasons for keeping geese: for eggs, meat exhibition, as rare breeds or just pets. Topics include breeds, their origins and characteristics. An overview of different enterprises.



Keeping domestic geese

Keeping domestic geese Author Barbara Soames
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924001952682
Release 1980
Pages 159
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Describes all major breeds of geese and provides a detailed guide to keeping geese that features information on selection, care and management, disease prevention, feeding, housing, and breeding.



The Modern Homesteader s Guide to Keeping Geese

The Modern Homesteader s Guide to Keeping Geese Author Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
ISBN-10 9781771422499
Release 2017-09-25
Pages 144
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While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as “security” over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion. The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including: Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs • How to “imprint” goslings on a person • Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care • Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as “watch geese” • Cooking with goose eggs and meat Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper’s enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds. This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land. Kirsten Lie-Nielsen has been raising geese for most of her life. She writes about homesteading and farming for Grit, Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and hobbyfarms.com. She and her partner’s experiences farming, raising animals, and restoring a 200-year-old farm in Liberty, Maine, are chronicled at hostilevalleyliving.com.



Keeping Ducks Geese

Keeping Ducks   Geese Author Chris Ashton
ISBN-10 0715331574
Release 2009-05-30
Pages 128
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Keeping ducks and geese can be a fascinating hobby for the whole family. From producing eggs for food and painting, quills for writing, birds for exhibition or even eating, ducks and geese can add a new dimension to the garden or smallholding. They make wonderful pets: geese act as guard dogs and ducks are a gardener?s best friend, keeping the pond free of weeds and rescuing crops from a slimy slug massacre. With detailed information on 40 of the most popular breeds, Keeping Ducks and Geese shows how to select the right breed for you, what you need to get started and how to care for your birds so that you get the best out of them from the outset. A lavish lifestyle section provides recipes for using the rich eggs, family activities, duck and goose folklore, and much more.



Geese Breeding Rearing and Management

Geese   Breeding  Rearing and Management Author Reginald Appleyard
ISBN-10 9781473341166
Release 2017-09-15
Pages 100
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This vintage book contains a detailed guide to keeping geese. Originally intended or the beginner, general farmer and smallholder, it presents a brief outline of the different varieties of geese and the purposes they serve. It also includes helpful photographs, and practical suggestions as to rearing, breeding, selection, incubation, management, and more. Contents include: "Making a Start", "The Mating and Selection of Stock Birds", "The Hatching and Incubation of Eggs", "Distinguishing the Sexes", "The Management of Breeding Stock", "Rearing Young Stock", "Housing of Geese and Goslings", "the Marketing and Rearing of Geese", "Control of Geese", "Fattening", et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with its original artwork and text.



The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl Author Celia Lewis
ISBN-10 9781472906465
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 160
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With just a little land and available water, you can raise a variety of domestic fowl, from friendly ducks and characterful geese to guineafowl, dainty quail, placid turkeys or even peafowl. Illustrated with the author's charming watercolour paintings, this book is packed with practical tips on keeping domestic fowl and selecting the right breed for your circumstances. Covering 65 domestic breeds of ducks, geese, guineafowl, quail, turkeys and peafowl, the book gives an insight into the individual personalities and attributes of each kind of bird. The breed profiles are written in engaging text and include the history and place of origin, colour combinations, differences between male and female birds, the appearance of hatchlings and the numbers of eggs to expect. As well as selecting an appropriate breed, you need to consider your neighbours, the kinds of bird you can and should keep, whether you want them for eggs or as pets, and whether you want to breed them. The book offers helpful advice on all these issues and also on housing, the provision of water, feeding and the noise and impact your birds will have, as well as preventing and treating common ailments. Whether you are starting out as a smallholder, are interested in raising a few ducks or geese in a suburban or rural setting, or are simply a devotee of domestic fowl there is plenty to captivate you in this book.



Guide to Raising Ducks

Guide to Raising Ducks Author Dave Holderread
ISBN-10 9781603426923
Release 2011
Pages 356
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Presents information on twenty-three domestic North American breeds, covering such topics as duck attributes, anatomy, behavior, colors, incubation, rearing ducklings, diet, butching, health, and guidelines for showing.



Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Storey s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781612128436
Release 2016-07-18
Pages 288
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More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.



The Backyard Duck Book

The Backyard Duck Book Author Nyiri Murtagh
ISBN-10 9780643106512
Release 2012-06-15
Pages 168
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The Backyard Duck Book is a revised edition of Nyiri Murtagh’s popular book, For the Love of Ducks, but with colour photographs of the duck breeds. It covers all aspects of duck husbandry, from selecting a breed and buying ducks to housing, breeding, feeding and health. It includes a description of each of the duck breeds currently available in Australia, the standards for each breed, their egg-laying capacity and their potential as table birds. The book also has a comprehensive section on artificial incubation of eggs that includes step-by-step instructions on how to test eggs for fertility and defects. Crossbreeding, developing your own lines and raising ducks for meat are also covered. Backyard poultry farmers, small-acre farmers and hobby farmers will find this book an enjoyable and useful reference.



Guide to Ducks and Geese

Guide to Ducks and Geese Author Chuck Hagner
ISBN-10 9780811743037
Release 2006-08-04
Pages 116
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An easy-to-use introduction and ID guide. Includes all North American ducks and geese. With a "What to Look For" list for each species.



Ducks

Ducks Author Cherie Langlois
ISBN-10 9781935484790
Release 2011-05-03
Pages 160
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Written by hobby farmer Cherie Langlois from Washington state, Ducks is a fantastic overview of these entertaining and adaptable waterfowl. The author begins by asking “What do these water-crazy birds have that make them as much an asset to farms as landlubbing poultry?” She provides many answers that defend the virtues and versatility of ducks and argues that the duck is superior to the ubiquitous chicken in many ways. As a zoologist, Langlois has a gift for elucidating the details of the waterfowl’s anatomy, traits and behavior, all revealed in the first chapter “Meet the Duck.” She proceeds by leading readers through the process of choosing the right ducks for their hobby farm, considering the various domestic breeds (from bantams to heavyweights) as well as the sex of the birds and number of birds/breeds ideal for beginning a hobby-farm flock. The book offers advice on housing these very adaptable birds that thrive in various climates and regions throughout the world: space requirements, ventilation, flooring, feeders, and fencing. Naturally, ducks need water to thrive in the form of an existing lake, a manmade pond or simple duck pools, all discussed in the housing chapter. “The Duck Diet” chapter discusses the nutritional needs of the flock and various feeding options farmers and ranchers can consider. Seasoned duck aficionados interested in getting into the business of ducklings will find much information in the breeding chapter, which catalogs methods for hatching, incubators, mama duck and baby care, and more. The health of livestock is always a major consideration for the hobby farmer, and the chapter “Flock Health and Handling” offers a mini course in disease prevention, proper hygiene, recognizing symptoms of illnesses, and dealing with common maladies. The advantages of duck farming—the superior quality of duck eggs, down, and meat--are the focal point of the final chapter “Harvesting the Rewards,” likely the first chapter the dubious duck farmer will read prior to taking the dive into ducks. The book concludes with appendices of endangered duck breeds and duck diseases, resources, a glossary of terms, and a complete index.



The Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens Ducks Geese Turkeys

The Practical Guide to Keeping Chickens  Ducks  Geese   Turkeys Author Fred Hams
ISBN-10 0754823520
Release 2012-05-31
Pages 256
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Discusses what features to look for when purchasing poultry and provides information on feeding, hygiene, treating illness, and good husbandry practices.



The Book of Geese

The Book of Geese Author Dave Holderread
ISBN-10 0931342023
Release 1981
Pages 209
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The Book of Geese has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Book of Geese also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Book of Geese book for free.



Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry 4th Edition

Storey s Guide to Raising Poultry  4th Edition Author Glenn Drowns
ISBN-10 9781603427685
Release 2012-05-22
Pages 464
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Whether you’re running a farm or interested in keeping a few backyard birds, Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry covers everything you need to know to successfully raise your own chickens, turkeys, waterfowl, and more. Stressing humane practices throughout, Glenn Drowns provides expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, behavior, breeding, health care, and processing your own meat and eggs. With tips on raising specialty species like doves, ostriches, and peafowl, you’ll be inspired to experiment with new breeds and add diversity to your poultry operation.



Popular Poultry Breeds

Popular Poultry Breeds Author David Scrivener
ISBN-10 9781847979711
Release 2014-11-30
Pages 288
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Popular Poultry Breeds examines forty mainstream breeds of chickens and bantams divided into thirty-five chapters. Most breeds exist in several plumage colour varieties, and in large and bantam (miniature) size versions, all of which are also included in this comprehensive book. Detailed histories of each breed are given, in many cases including the names of the breeders and where they lived. Also, the special management and selective breeding requirements needed for certain breeds is studied, even if they are not going to be entered into shows. The book includes helpful descriptions of the breeds, and is beautifully illustrated in full colour with over 180 photographs of prize-winning birds and nearly ninety reproductions of exquisite old prints of artist's drawings. This painstakingly researched reference work is aimed at smallholders, hobbyist poultry keepers, serious enthusiasts and those researching chicken breeds.



Swan breeding and management

Swan breeding and management Author Loyl Stromberg
ISBN-10 WISC:89047667787
Release 1986
Pages 95
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Swan breeding and management has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Swan breeding and management also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Swan breeding and management book for free.